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Building societies deliver robust lending performance

Released today, figures from the BSA for Q3 2020 show that building societies took a market share of 28% of new mortgage approvals in the quarter.

  • Date: 24 November 2020
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Lenders commit to ongoing support for mortgage customers

Banks and building societies will extend the provision of mortgage payment deferrals of up to a maximum of six months until 31 July 2021

  • Date: 17 November 2020
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BSA comments on Sam Woods Strong and Simple speech

Sam Woods speaks enthusiastically about proportionate regulation in his virtual Mansion House speech 

  • Date: 12 November 2020
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Thinking outside the box: Exploring innovations in affordable homeownership

The Government has sponsored a range of affordable homeownership products over the last 40 years with varying success.   

What is needed is a better understanding of the nature and scale of the affordable home ownership ‘gap’ – taking account of house prices, incomes, the capacity to raise a deposit and attitudes towards risk of borrowers and lenders. We also need a more coherent set of affordable homeownership products.

  • Date: 12 November 2020
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BSA comments on LSE report on Mortgage Prisoners

BSA says that LSE/Martin Lewis report on mortgage prisoners takes the bull by the horns and is to be welcomed.  

  • Date: 11 November 2020
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UK Finance and Building Societies Association respond to announcement of FCA consultation on mortgage payment deferrals

The FCA has published a consultation covering updated and additional guidance for lenders in relation to the mortgage payment deferral scheme introduced as a response to Covid-19.  

  • Date: 02 November 2020
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UK Finance and Building Societies Association respond to Financial Conduct Authority announcement regarding mortgage payment deferrals

Banks and building societies have agreed with regulators and HM Treasury to extend the provision of mortgage payment deferrals of up to a maximum of 6 months in the light of the tightened Covid-19 restrictions announced by the Prime Minister this evening. Customers do not need to contact their lenders yet. Lenders will provide information after 2nd November on how to apply for this support.

  • Date: 31 October 2020
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One in three people are interested in self build, but being able to finance it remains the biggest barrier

On Right to Build Day (30 October) the National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA) and the Building Societies Association (BSA) are releasing the findings of new online market research into self build intentions and the effect of COVID-19 on people’s perceptions of their home.

  • Date: 30 October 2020
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Why cooperatives and mutuals can help "build back better" post Covid

The Rebuilding Business for Society report–compiled by a group of co-operative and mutual trade associations–says they can play a leading role in reinvigorating communities, especially those left behind by economic or social change.

  • Date: 29 September 2020
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Housing market sentiment rebounds but fears around job security rise

Consumer views on the housing market rebounded strongly in the BSA’s quarterly consumer survey, Property Tracker

  • Date: 17 September 2020
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BSA comments on the Chancellor's summer economic update

Following today's statement from Chancellor Rishi Sunkak, the BSA makes the following comments.

  • Date: 08 July 2020
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